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Taking the picture

After I take the picture do i have to hold the button down or anything or a certain amount of time for the film to come out. I just got this camera and there wasen't any instructions for it. It came with 2 sets of 600 film, and when i turned it on, the light went green, does that mean there is film already inside?
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The green ligth means the flash is charged, but it should come out by itself almost as you shoot. There's probably no energy in the battery pack (includded in the film cartridge.)

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